There are 2 main translations of his in isiZulu

: his1his2

his1

[PC+]khe

pronoun

  • 1

    [PC+]khe
    [PC+]lo
    [PC+]so
    [PC+]yo
    ‘I went to look for Steve, but his desk was empty’ Ngaya kobheka u-Steve, kodwa ideski lakhe labe lingenamuntu
  • 2

    [+OC+]
    ‘The thug was charged with assault for violently robbing his victim’ Isigebengu sabekwa icala lokuhlukumeza ngokukhuthuza ngodlame umhlukunyezwa

Usage

In isiZulu, the concept his is typically formed by combining any of the singular possessive concords (PCs) with a possessive stem (Pstem) from classes 1, 5, 7 or 9. See Table 7 in the mini-grammar, as well as the section on possessive pronouns there. In verbs, it can also appear as the object concord (OC). See Tables 4 and 5 in the mini-grammar.

There are 2 main translations of his in isiZulu

: his1his2

his2

[relative PC+]khe

pronoun

  • 1

    [relative PC+]khe
    ‘Is that not Mkhathazi's satchel lying there? I'm sure it's his’ Akuwona nje ujosaka kaMkhathazi lowo olele lapho? Ngiqinisile ukuthi ngowakhe